Weird, wonderful and wacky, Seattle has its share of oddities for your family to explore—each one guaranteed to put a smile on your face. Flip through the gallery for eight must-see tourist attractions you won’t necessarily find in the Seattle guide books.
What’s on your shopping list? Wind-up lederhosen, a deluxe rubber chicken or an emergency inflatable brain? Wallingford's Archie McPhee has all those things and then some! Inside, you'll find toys, crafts, candy, costumes, party supplies and more – of the whimsical and just plain weird variety. Kids will love the silly stuff like giant googly eyes, a bigfoot research kit and larger-than-life animal masks including a unicorn, a raccoon, an eagle and a mallard duck ("perfect for rainy days,” says Archie McPhee). For grownups, we like the Shakespeare Insult Bandages and a squirrel in underpants air freshener – a must for every car.
Take Notice: Watch out for the Wallingford Beast! And speaking of beasts - your pets are welcome to accompany you shopping!
Good to Know: Archie McPhee doesn’t have anything too grownup or inappropriate for kids.
photo: B Gallatin via Flickr
Do you have any odd or silly Seattle sights to add to our list? Tell us in the comments below.
— Helen Walker Green
Feature photo courtesy of Natalia Dotto Photography.